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Forensic Aspects of Hypoglycaemia

First Edition, 1st Edition

By Vincent Marks

CRC Press

386 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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The Forensic Aspects of Hypoglycaemia succinctly covers the medicolegal considerations of hypoglycaemia in a variety of scenarios including driving fatalities, petty crime, homicide and suicide. Covering the definitions and diagnosis of hypoglycaemia to its bearing on criminal behavior, this book draws on the author's extensive experience and contains a wealth of information for physicians and lawyers, including cases from the author's past and notable cases in the public domain.

Table of Contents


About the Author



1. The Control of Blood Glucose in Health and Disease: Hypoglycaemia

2. Petty Crime

3. Violence and Aggression

4. Accident and Negligence

5. Spontaneous (or Non-Iatrogenic) Hypoglycaemia

6. Driving Offences

7. Hypoglycaemia from Drugs including Insulin and Sulphonylureas

8. Forensic Investigation of Hypoglycaemia

9. Factitious Hypoglycaemia and Suicide

10. Murder; Single Individuals

11. Munchausen by Proxy: Infanticide and Murder of Children

12. Murder and Attempted Murder with Insulin by Carers

13. Confessions

14. Frequently Asked Questions

15. Expert Witness


About the Author

Professor Vincent Marks is a graduate of Oxford University and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Founder Dean of Medicine from 1995–2000 at the University of Surrey. Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine in the Epsom from 1962–1969 and in Guilford from 1970–1995. Professor Marks is the senior author of Insulin Murders and has acted as an expert witness in numerous cases of purported insulin homicide at home and abroad, most notable the Claus von Bülow case in the USA, in which hypoglycaemia was a key factor.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism